Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the Southern Regional Assembly assumed a number of new functions. Chief among these is the preparation of a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region.
Each of the three Regional Assemblies have prepared their own RSES which will provide a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework.
The Southern Regional Assembly has prepared a draft RSES for the whole of the Southern Region covering 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, to support the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.
The draft RSES is a consultation document. The Regional Assembly opened the draft document to public consultation from 18 December 2018 until 8 March 2019. To view the draft RSES please visit our Public Consultation section.
Visit our Regional Planning page for more information.